Season 23 Tier List: Solo Greater Rift Push Build Rankings

Last updated on Mar 29, 2021 at 18:25 by Impakt 5 comments

This page goes over the current state of each class in respect to their solo clearing capabilities and provides a full ranking of each build currently available on the site.

1.

Top Solo Pushing Builds for each Class

1.1.

Barbarian

With patch 2.6.7, several items that modify Rend Rend were buffed, bringing forth this build as the top Barbarian build and one of the top S-Tier builds overall. In the past couple of seasons and on non-seasonal, this build has dominated the leader boards for Barbarian while also being relatively easy to play, making it an excellent build for players looking to pick up Barbarian for the first time. While the Leap-quake build did receive some buffs this patch, it is unfortunately not enough to come close to touching the Rend build. If you are a Barbarian, look forward to another season of spin-to-win.

1.2.

Crusader

After the changes in 2.6.7, two Crusader builds have dominated the solo ladder and are neck-and-neck for the top spot. The Thorns Bombardment Crusader utilizes the Bombardment skill along with the Akkhan's 6 piece bonus and the Invoker 2 piece bonus to utterly annihilate anything in its path, and is specifically quite strong for high-density maps. While it is quite formidable, the Heaven's Fury Crusader is still exceptional as well, but is at its best on elites and as a RGK. Both of these builds are S-tier for Season 23, giving you several strong options to choose from with the new leaderboard filtering.

1.3.

Demon Hunter

In Patch 2.6.9, Demon Hunters gained the new Gears of Dreadlands set (GoD), which is based around using generators. The set, combined with some substantial buffs to supporting items has led to the Hungering Arrow generator build using the new set, which is far and away the strongest Demon Hunter build in the game. This build offers the highest baseline movement speed and a play-style similar to the Whirlwind or Rend Barbarian builds, which makes it great for both speed and pushing. While this build is receiving some nerfs in Season 23, it will remain the dominant Demon Hunter build for both group and solo play.

1.4.

Monk

The best Monk build for season 23 will once again be the Tempest Rush build, specifically the Sunwuko variation or potentially the LoD variation. Tempest Rush has been the dominant monk build for multiple seasons since it was last buffed, and shows no signs of going anywhere. Until Monk receives some meaningful changes, Tempest Rush is here to stay.

1.5.

Necromancer

While the Masquerade Necromancer set was added last season, it was too weak to see much play in the meta. In Season 22, however, Bone Spear received massive buffs, rocketing it straight on top of the meta. This build is incredibly satisfying to play, giving you reliable power from day 1 in both groups and solo, allowing you to speed farm and push all with a single build. This will once again be the best Necromancer build in Season 23, easily competing with other classes for the top clear overall.

1.6.

Witch Doctor

Witch Doctors received some much-needed changes in Season 20 with the addition of the Mundunugu's Regalia set. This set uses Spirit Barrage Spirit Barrage to deal massive AoE damage, and has proven to be the most powerful Witch Doctor build to date by far, potentially being used in the group meta for non-seasonal as a trash clearing build. This build did receive some substantial nerfs in Season 21 by reclassifying the phantasms to not be pets anymore, but this build was already so far ahead of every other Witch Doctor build that it should have no trouble retaining its spot as the top pushing build for Witch Doctors. Nothing else comes close.

1.7.

Wizard

In Season 23, the Firebird's Finery set is being redesigned (see Patch 2.7). This new design has brought this set back from extinction, straight into the S-tier along with the best builds in the game. Both as a trash clearer and RGK, Firebird's is going to be a powerhouse in Season 23 for Wizards everywhere, and is likely to be the single most popular build in the new season. If you are looking for something new and great to try, look no further.

2.

Full Build Tier List

The difference between the tiers below is roughly equal to 5 GR levels. Also remember that builds evolve and adapt, and the tier list below will almost certainly end up over or undervaluing some builds as they play out over the season. This list is by now means set in stone, and has plenty of room for change as we learn more about the new builds.

2.1.

S-Tier Builds

Class Build
Necromancer Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer
Wizard Firebirds Flame Blades Wizard
Crusader Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader
Crusader Thorns Bombardment Crusader
2.2.

A-Tier Builds

For A-Tier and below, builds will no longer be placed in order. There are too many builds that are too close in power to have an accurate ranking between builds within the same tier.

Class Build
Wizard LoD Energy Twister Wizard
Monk Sunwuko Tempest Rush Monk
Necromancer LoD Poison Scythe Necromancer
Necromancer LoD Corpse Explosion Necromancer
Demon Hunter GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter
Wizard LoD Frozen Orb Wizard
Wizard LoD Hydra Wizard
Witch Doctor Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor
Barbarian Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian
Wizard Typhon Hydra Wizard
Wizard Vyr Archon Wizard
Monk Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk
Crusader Thorns Invoker Crusader
Barbarian Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian
2.3.

B-Tier Builds

Class Build
Demon Hunter LoD Rapid Fire Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter Natalya Rapid Fire Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter Impale Demon Hunter
Necromancer LoD Corpse Lance Necromancer
Witch Doctor Jade Harvester Witch Doctor
Necromancer LoD Thorns Necromancer
Witch Doctor LoD Poison Dart Witch Doctor
Witch Doctor Zunimassa Poison Dart Witch Doctor
Witch Doctor LoD Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor
Monk LoD Wave of Light Monk
Barbarian Raekor HotA Barbarian
Crusader LoD Blessed Shield Crusader
Demon Hunter N6M4 Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter GoD Bola Demon Hunter
Barbarian Furious Charge Barbarian
Crusader LoD Condemn Crusader
Crusader Akkhan Condemn Crusader
Monk Sunwuko Wave of Light Monk
Monk Rainment Generator Monk
Necromancer Pestilence Corpse Lance Necromancer
Necromancer Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer
Wizard DMO Frozen Orb Wizard
Wizard Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard
Monk Uliana Exploding Palm Monk
Witch Doctor Zombie Bear Witch Doctor
2.4.

C-Tier Builds

Class Build
Barbarian Immortal Kings HotA Barbarian
Barbarian LoN HotA Barbarian
Barbarian Leap Quake Barbarian
Necromancer LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer
Barbarian Might of the Earth Seismic Slam Barbarian
Barbarian Whirlwind Barbarian
Demon Hunter Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter
Witch Doctor Arachyr Firebats Witch Doctor
Crusader Blessed Hammer Crusader
Crusader Sweep Attack Crusader
Demon Hunter Marauder Sentry Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter Marauder Multishot Demon Hunter
Necromancer Rathma Bone Spirit Necromancer
Necromancer Inarius Generator Necromancer
Witch Doctor Gargantuan Witch Doctor
Wizard Lightning Archon Wizard
3.

Changelog

  • 29 Mar. 2021: Updated for Season 23.
  • 17 Nov. 2020: Updated for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020: Slight adjustments to the tier list.
  • 29 Jun. 2020: Updated for Season 21.
  • 09 Mar. 2020: Updated for Season 20.
  • 23 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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